For Correction of Alignment Issues, Contact Oakbrook Orthodontics
If alignment issues have prevented you from having the beautiful, straighter smile you’ve always wanted, modern dentistry offers you a number of orthodontic care options. One of the most exciting of these is Invisalign®.
What is Invisalign®?
In case you’re not already familiar with it, Invisalign® involves using a series of clear plastic aligners or trays, rather than traditional braces, to straighten your teeth. But does Invisalign® really work as well as metal braces and live up to all the hype you may have heard about it?
Read on with us as we explain some of the benefits of this exciting new approach to teeth straightening.
Here’s How Invisalign® Clear Aligners Work
Nothing builds self-confidence better than a beautiful smile, which you will get with Invisalign. Beyond that, straight teeth are better for your dental health, and the better your dental health the better your overall health.
If this is a treatment option that interests you, here’s a brief explanation of how Invisalign® works.
At your initial consultation, x-rays and photos of your teeth will be taken in order to assess your alignment issues and determine if Invisalign is an appropriate therapy for you.
If it is, at Oakbrook Orthodontics, we’ll use our advanced 3D computer imaging technology to create custom-fit aligners designed just for you. All aligners are made of medical-grade thermoplastic. That means you won’t have to deal with metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands that are part of the more traditional approach to teeth straightening.
Your entire treatment process will take between 9 to 15 months, and during that time you’ll have somewhere between 18 to 30 different aligners. Each aligner will work for several weeks before being replaced by the next in the series.
During the process, the aligners will gradually move your teeth into their new, permanent position, leaving you with a beautiful smile.
The Benefits of Invisalign®
Here are just a few of the benefits Invisalign® provides compared to traditional metal braces.
Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible. That makes them a great choice for older teens, young adults, and older adults who are not excited about the prospect of wearing traditional metal braces.
When it’s time to brush and floss your teeth, you can easily remove the aligners, do your brushing and flossing, and brush the trays with your toothbrush. And there you are, both teeth and aligners are clean, and a clean mouth is a healthy mouth!
Because they’re made of plastic, Invisalign® aligners tend to be far more comfortable than metal braces. All aligners are custom-made to fit your mouth, and there aren’t any sharp edges to cause discomfort.
With Invisalign®, you’ll only have to come to the dentist’s office about every six weeks. In contrast, other treatment options require more frequent dental visits.
Invisalign® trays can be removed at any time, making everyday activities like brushing your teeth and eating much easier compared to traditional metal braces.
With more traditional orthodontic treatments your food options are often limited. There are some foods that are just off-limits.
That’s not the case with Invisalign®. Since the trays are removable, you can eat whatever you want without restrictions. After you’ve finished, you can rinse your mouth out or brush your teeth, and put the aligners back in your mouth.
Schedule an Initial Consultation at Oakbrook Orthodontics
If you’re now convinced that Invisalign® is the treatment option that’s right for you, we hope you’ll reach out to Oakbrook Orthodontics to schedule your initial consultation. You can reach us by phone or schedule your appointment online if you prefer.
During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss a treatment plan as well as our payment plans designed to meet your budget.
Please don’t delay. For that perfect, Hollywood smile you’ve always wanted, schedule your consultation with Dr. LaRoia at Oakbrook Orthodontics today.